Trans POC Arts Networking

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Saturday April 6, 2019
@ Eastside Arts Alliance, Huichin/Oakland

Just for trans people of color who do arts production roles like:

Stage manager * Video editor  * Photographer * Tech director *
Graphic designer * House manager * DJ * A/V tech *
Board ops * Lighting design * Sound design *
Set design * Costume design * 
Safety team coordinator or member *
Accessibility coordinator *
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This is a free, low-pressure networking for trans people of color who've done production roles to meet some (TPOC and allied) arts producers, presenters, and venues who will share tips & could be down to book you for gigs.

Get the schedule and RSVP here

* Hella-low-pressure networking over lunch 
catered by Hella Latina

*Tips for Working with Trans People of Color Artists & Arts Workers
panel w/ Star Amerasu, Aja Archuleta, StormMiguel Florez 

*Acknowledgement of Ohlone Land and People
The Ohlone Sisters

* Accessibility & Safety Planning for Arts Events
panel w/ Patty Berne, Kebo Drew, Elliott Fukui

Pre-registration required and space is limited

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Sponsored by the Investing in Tomorrow Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation



  • Event is free and includes catered lunch
  • All portions of the event are at Eastside Cultural Center, a street-level space that is wheelchair-accessible, including restrooms and front door
  • A trained community safety team is in place for the event, with emphasis on verbal de-escalation. The safety team is led by trans people of color
  • Though we can't guarantee a fragrance-free space, we're asking attendees to come fragrance-free. An air purifier will be on throughout the event. The venue uses scented restrooms soaps that we remove and dispensers we tape up so people don't use them. We bring fragrance-free soaps. We will detox the space with vinegar and baking soda as best we can on the morning of the event
  • There are two restrooms. Both are gendered outside of the event and will be gender-neutral for the event, with signs taped on the doors the morning of the event
  • The ceiling lighting is fluorescent; the stage lighting is not
  • We are livestreaming the panels but not the lunchtime networking time
  • One of our panelists will be participating by Zoom
  • Potential EMF exposure includes wifi and attendees' cell phones and laptops
  • Blue spot parking has been removed temporarily due to construction. With advance notice (by 4/1) we can hold a street parking spot as close as possible to the event space (likely 500-1000 feet from the main entrance)
  • There is free parking on 23rd Avenue between International Blvd. and E. 12th St. and on E. 12th St. Please check street signs for quirky restrictions
  • Eastside is 1 mile from Fruitvale BART and is 1/2 block to 1 block from three AC Transit lines. Check for schedules
  • There is a low-stimulation quiet room 1/2 block from Eastside for folks who need that. The space is fragrance-free and has couches, air purifier, a gender-neutral restroom, and is trans femme of color -centered
  • Please send any requests for ASL, Spanish, or other language interpreters; for live open/closed captioning; or other translation and interpretation, by 4/1
  • Please send requests for childcare by 4/1
  • We don't have printed-out materials planned. Some materials will be emailed after the event
  • We will ask participants not to use flash photography
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